ANALYSIS AND PERFORMANCE OF THE GAS-LUBRICATED TILTING PAD THRUST BEARING.
Interim technical rept.,
FRANKLIN INST RESEARCH LABS PHILADELPHIA PA
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The inherent self aligning capability and superior resistance to thermal distortion, of the gas-lubricated tilting-pad thrust bearing could often offset load capacity limitations and make it an attractive compromise for many applications. A numerical treatment for analyzing the tilting-pad thrust bearing is presented along with extensive performance information for a particular pad geometry. An optimum hydrodynamic crown profile and related dimensions are determined. The range of validity of incompressible theory and the rectangular approximation are also developed. Author
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